Stuart Gallacher

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Stuart Gallacher
Personal information
Full name Ian Stuart Gallacher
Born 22 May 1946
Llanelli, Wales, UK
Died 19 October 2014 (aged 68)
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Felinfoel RFC
Llanelli RFC
Barbarian F.C.
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Wales 1 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Bradford Northern
Keighley Cougars
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Wales 4 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

Ian Stuart Gallacher (22 May 1946[2] – 19 October 2014)[3] was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s/70s.

Rugby union playing career[edit]

Born in Llanelli, Gallacher played for Felinfoel RFC, and Llanelli RFC, as a Lock, i.e. number 4 or 5. He joined Llanelli RFC in 1965, and played almost 200 games for the club.[3] At Llanelli RFC he won his only international cap for Wales, against France on Saturday 4 April 1970. He played at invitational level for Barbarian F.C.[3]

Rugby league playing career[edit]

In 1970, he joined Bradford Northern rugby league club, moving to Keighley in January 1975. He played as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12.[4] He won caps for Wales (RL) while at Keighley in 1975 against France and England, and in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against New Zealand, and France.[5]

Rugby union executive[edit]

He acted as chief executive of Llanelli RFC and Scarlets from 1996, before being appointed as chief executive of Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) in 2009. He stood down from the post in June 2014 because of poor health. He was also a member of the board of the European Rugby Cup.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile rugbyleagueproject.org; accessed 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Stuart Gallacher: Former Regional Rugby Wales boss dies, aged 68". bbc.co.uk. 19 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  5. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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